Life Lessons from Your Aging Pet? Four Things Furry Friends Can Teach You About Life

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Pets make great companions and may even protect you from danger; but did you know they can also teach us important life lessons? Dr. Diane Pomerance, nationally known pet expert and author of “Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions” shares what your past-its-prime pet can convey about determination and a life well-lived.

When seeking advice on making important life decisions, people often turn to trusted teachers, parents, grandparents or mentors. But are they overlooking a significant source of four-footed inspiration curled up at the foot of the bed?

In today's impersonal and industrialized society, we can learn not only from elderly humans, but from older animal companions, with whom we share our lives and homes.

“Through observation of and caring for your aging pets, you can discover many of life's important lessons,” says Dr. Diane Pomerance, nationally known pet expert and author of “Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions” (Polaire Publications, $9.95, http://www.AnimalCompanionsAndTheirPeople.com ).

Certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, Dr. Pomerance has a special interest in helping those mourning the loss of a pet. She is the creator and director of the Pet Grief Counseling Program for the SPCA of Texas and is the author of numerous books and articles about pets.

Dr. Pomerance shares four of the many things you can learn from your aging pet:

1.    How to face life's challenges including growing old, with its accompanying problems and perplexities.

2.    Loyalty and commitment to family and community.

3.    Perseverance and the determination to “Keep on Keeping On.”

4.    The importance of a life lived in harmony and balance with the whole of creation.

“Our animals can teach us so much about ourselves and our lives, once we attune to their wisdom,” says Dr. Pomerance.

That is why it is important that as your pet ages you reward them by cherishing, protecting and respecting them. They very well may serve as the catalyst that helps you embark upon a spiritual and philosophical journey through which you uncover some of life's mysteries and begin to grow in wisdom, understanding, compassion, and love.

Find out more about how to make life comfortable for a pet that is past its prime with “5 Tips for Caring for Your Aging Animal Companion” at http://www.AnimalCompanionsAndTheirPeople.com

BIO: Dr. Diane Pomerance, America's Pet Expert

Diane Pomerance, Ph.D., has been featured as a highly qualified pet expert on many national television and radio programs. She is the author of numerous articles and books including Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions, When Your Pet Dies, Animal Companions: Your Friends, Teachers & Guides, and Animal Companions: In Our Hearts, Our Lives and Our World. Certified as a Grief Recovery Specialist, Dr. Pomerance has a special interest in helping those mourning the loss of a beloved companion animal. In addition, she is also the creator and director of the Pet Grief Counseling Program for the SPCA of Texas and an active member of K-9 Friends Visiting Therapy Dogs, and the Alaskan Malamute Assistance League. She lives in North Texas with her husband and many canine “kids.”

Animal Elders: Caring About Our Aging Animal Companions

Polaire Publications

2005

ISBN: 0-9708500-4-2

$9.95

http://www.AnimalCompanionsAndTheirPeople.com

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